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Indian-origin doctor in US performs lung transplant for COVID-19 survivor

Date: 13 June 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Surgeons led by an Indian-origin doctor Ankit Bharat have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus, believed to be the first of its kind in the US since the pandemic began.
  • The disease caused by the new coronavirus most commonly attacks the respiratory system but also can inflict damage on kidneys, hearts, blood vessels and the neurological system.
  • Surgeons in Austria on May 26 performed the world's first known lung transplant to save the life of a COVID-19 survivor, a 45-year-old woman stricken with a severe form of the disease.